How to Create Bookmarks in Acrobat CS6 that Link to a Webpage - dummies

How to Create Bookmarks in Acrobat CS6 that Link to a Webpage

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

By navigating in Adobe Acrobat CS6 to a page, and to a specific view on a page, you can establish the destination of a bookmark link. With a PDF document open, follow these steps:

  1. If the Bookmark icon isn’t visible choose View→Show/Hide→Navigation Panes→Bookmarks.

    The Bookmarks panel appears on the left of the Document window.

  2. In the Document window, navigate to the page that you want as the bookmark’s destination.

  3. Set the magnification of the view that you want viewers to see when they click the bookmark by using the Marquee Zoom tool to either zoom in or zoom out.

    The zoom level that you’re at when you create the bookmark is the view that viewers see when they click the bookmark.

  4. In the Bookmarks panel, click the New Bookmark icon. (It shows a ribbon with a starburst.)

    The new bookmark appears in the Bookmarks panel as Untitled.

  5. Change the name by typing something more descriptive.

    If you leave the bookmark as Untitled but want to rename it later, you must right-click the bookmark and then choose Rename, or you can click the Bookmark panel menu in the upper-left corner of the panel and choose Rename Bookmark.

  6. Test your bookmark by scrolling to another page and viewing it in the Document window; then click your saved bookmark in the Bookmark panel.

    The Document window shows the exact location and zoom that you selected when you created the bookmark.

Use the Selection tool to highlight text, such as a headline or a caption, that’s part of the bookmark destination. Then choose New Bookmark, and the selected text becomes the title of the new bookmark.

You can use this shortcut to avoid entering a new name for new bookmark titles. You can also press Ctrl+B (Windows) or Command+B (Mac) to quickly create a bookmark, and any selected text becomes the bookmark title.